Privacy commissioner recommends GN charge alleged snooping doctor – Nunatsiaq News

Mar 28, 2023

Doctor looked up colleagues medical files on ‘numerous occasions’ over 18-month period

Nunavut’s privacy commissioner is recommending charges against a former Nunavut doctor for allegedly going through a colleague’s medical records without a legitimate reason.

A review by Graham Steele also admonished the Department of Health for not following through on privacy recommendations department authorities committed to three years ago.

The case involves a doctor and worker in the territory’s health-care system. Steele declined to identify anyone involved or reveal their genders or the location of the incident, in order to protect the identity of the person who complained.

According to the report, in May 2020, there was an unspecified workplace incident between the doctor and worker. The review does not divulge details of the incident because they are not relevant to the decision, said Steele in the report.

“It is enough to say that the incident was stressful for the complainant, and that the doctor later acknowledged that their conduct was inappropriate,” he said.

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